Category: KindPeople

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Back to School, A Parent’s Fresh Start

“Back to School,” the three most complicated words in the parenting lexicon. Expectations for a new year of growing and learning are always high, and a fresh chance at a great start is refreshing in a world that is exceedingly moving towards one strike, and you’re out. Some parents are so sad that summer is over while others have been camping out with their kids in front of the school like it’s a Best Buy on Black Friday waiting for...

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Things My Kids Do That I Can’t…

There are things that kids can get away with that the rest of us cannot. It’s not fair it’s not right, it’s downright selfish. I, for one, am jealous because of the things my kids can do that this “adult” cannot: 1. Touch their toes without bending their knees. They are like little gumbys. My hamstrings are so tight they sound like a car with bad brakes when I try to bend over. I’m like the tin man without his...

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My Mom is a Teacher – Some thoughts on the Oklahoma Teacher “Walk-Out”

  I am biased, but as far as I can tell objectivity doesn’t have a place in most public discourse anymore. So, now that we have all the bases covered… My mom is “retired” from teaching. But, let’s be real, she isn’t truly retired, she didn’t stop knowing how to teach a child to read, or how to calm an upset or even irrational kid. We LOVE sending our kids to my mom’s house. They play games and do puzzles...

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A Not So Simple Act Of Kindness

This morning on my way to work I stopped for a delicious breakfast sandwich at the local health food drive-thru. After pulling up to window number one with my money ready for payment, the smiling cashier informed me that my meal was paid for by the kind woman two cars ahead. But, why? What was her angle? Was she just nice? No one is nice anymore, right? So, not to be “out-niced” by this generous person I quickly and way...

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